Newly resigned DWP chief David Nahai would be paid his full salary through December, working as an "on-call consultant," under a proposal to be considered today by the Water and Power Commission.

Batting away suggestions by critics that the deal was just another handsome payout to a top city manager, who even clashed privately with DWP commissioners, Board President Lee Alpert said Monday the panel needed Nahai's advice.

Alpert said he proposed the contract - which could amount to nearly $70,000, based on Nahai's $327,000-a-year salary - to ensure a smooth transition at the city utility.


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